American poetry -- Hispanic American authors
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Miguel Algarín Papers
Miguel Algarín was an award-winning Puerto Rican poet, writer, professor, and cofounder of the Nuyorican Poets Café in New York City’s Lower East Side. Through the Café, Algarín helped cultivate the slam poetry movement and provided a diverse venue for aspiring artists. Algarín and fellow poet Miguel Piñero are credited with initiating what is now called Nuyorican Poetry, the first affirmative Puerto Rican literary movement.
Tato Laviera Papers
Tato Laviera was an acclaimed Puerto Rican poet, playwright, performer, educator, and community leader. Collection provides insight into Laviera’s life and career, as well as into the Nuyorican poetry movement, of which he was an early member. Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, notebooks, press clippings, articles, flyers, event programs, posters, photographs, and audio and video recordings.
Pedro Pietri Papers
The Pedro Pietri Papers are an invaluable resource for information on the eclectic career of one of the Puerto Rican community’s most prolific and experimental writers, as well as one of the founders of the Nuyorican poetry movement. Collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, photographs, flyers, posters, writings, artifacts, artwork, videotapes and audiocassettes.
About the Collections
Our collections consist of personal papers from prominent Puerto Rican artists, elected officials, social activists, writers, as well as the records of community-based organizations. Our largest collection, the Offices of the Government of Puerto Rico in the United States (OGPRUS) Records, measures approximately 2,900 cubic feet and contains an extraordinary amount of information regarding Puerto Rican migrants and the government institutions established to assist them. The collections date from the 1890s to the present, and document Puerto Rican communities in the Northeast, Midwest, Florida, California and Hawaii.